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Walden University Commencement Speech
TEDx: If We Can Train Midwives in Somaliland, Everyone Can!
Fortune Magazine: One on One with Edna Adan
1,000 Midwives for Somaliland, 1 Million for Africa
Edna Adan Ismail Visits Direct Relief
Nicholas Kristof on Edna and Somaliland

Edna Adan

Former First Lady of Somaliland & Women’s Rights Advocate

About Edna Adan

Edna Adan Ismail is one of the most influential women in Africa today. She is a talismanic figure whose life and work are an inspiration to people all around the world. Her long career in public service, which has seen her making lasting contributions in the fields of health, peace building and foreign affairs, has been marked by an exceptional devotion to advancing the cause of women.

From her time as a trainee nurse in London in the 1950s to her present running of the pioneering Edna Adan Hospital, ...

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Women’s Rights

Dr. Edna Adan discusses her role is bettering the lives of women in Somaliland while inspiring millions around the world to do the greater good.

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War Destroys, Peace Nurtures: Reconciliation And Development In Somalia by Edna Adan
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The Edna Adan Hospital Foundation

"Approximately 800 women die each day from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. One out of every ten Somali children dies before seeing their first birthday." Statistics like this are far too common in the world when maternal and child mortality could have been alleviated by someone ...